• Life After Yachting

    Posted: 20th July 2019 | Written by: Jodie Clarke

    This article was inspired by a post in the Facebook Group, Palma Yacht Crew, that asked: “How do you know when you’ve had enough? And what do you plan on doing once back on land (aside from getting a dog, obviously)?” At the time of writing, this the post had 382 comments. As an ex-yachtie myself, I can totally sympathise!
  • Zero Emissions for all Vessels Ordered for UK Waters from 2025

    Posted: 12th July 2019 | Written by: British Marine

    The UK Government has announced that all new vessels for UK waters ordered from 2025 should be designed with zero-emission capable technologies, in ambitious plans set out by Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani, to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector.
  • WYCC on the Market for Yacht Crew Insurance

    Posted: 8th July 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Superyacht crew insurance has remained fairly static for years but recent changes in regulations in both Europe and the US have promoted a raft of new insurance plans with more flexible and more comprehensive cover. We spoke to Mathieu Henri of WYCC to get the latest on the insurance market for yacht crew.
  • Enhancing the Visitor Experience at Monaco Yacht Show 2019

    Posted: 30th June 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Monaco Yacht Show has started its countdown to the opening of the 29th edition which takes place from 25-28 September 2019 in Port Hercules. At a cocktail party last week under the terraces of Casino de Monte-Carlo, Gaëlle Tallarida, MD of MYS, unveiled the Show's latest plans to enhance the visitor experience.
  • Sea Shepherd Returns to the Med to Fight Against Illegal Fishing

    Posted: 25th June 2019 | Written by: Sea Shepherd Italy

    Thanks to the close collaboration and support of Aeolian Islands Preservation Fund and Smilewave Fund, Sea Shepherd continues to protect the Italian waters against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the South Tyrrhenian Sea. Operation Siso 2019 begins with the aim of protecting the delicate ecosystem of the Aeolian Islands from unreported and unregulated illegal fishing.
  • How Transparent is the Yacht Market?

    Posted: 25th June 2019 | Written by: Jonathan Browne

    I am a sales broker and I have been for many years so it's no surprise that I advocate appointing a broker to help you with buying a new or pre-owned boat/yacht. The reason is simple, it's what we do. We listen; we try to understand the factors that are important or even mandatory in a buying decision. But the market may not always be as transparent as you might think.
  • Join the Next Cogs4Cancer Bike Ride for Cancer Research!

    Posted: 23rd June 2019 | Written by: Jonathan Browne

    Billed as '8 countries in 8 days' the next Cogs4Cancer endurance bike ride is from Maastricht to Monaco from 4-12 October. The ride itself is quite challenging but it’s great fun, and we’re looking for more riders to join us!
  • Dee Caffari Shares MOB Ordeal to Raise Safety at Sea Awareness

    Posted: 13th June 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As a committed advocate for safety at sea, record-breaking yachtswoman Dee Caffari MBE has revealed details of her own shocking first-hand experience of falling overboard during the SoCal 300 offshore race, with the hope that her story will highlight the lessons learned for the benefit of other sailors.
  • Precedent-setting UK Court Case Rules Cargo Ship Unseaworthy

    Posted: 6th June 2019 | Written by: Nautilus Int.

    Nautilus has raised questions about the potential impact of a precedent-setting UK court case, which found that a ship was rendered unseaworthy by a deficient passage plan.
  • Yacht Security: Mediterranean Sea 2018- 2019

    Posted: 3rd June 2019 | Written by: Securewest International

    This maritime security report provides a summary of incidents that occurred in the Mediterranean Sea between June 2018 and May 2019, as well as risks that may affect yachts operating in the region. This assessment is based on relevant information currently available to Securewest International at the date of issue and represents our best judgment concerning the operational environment.
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  • Impressive Fleet Announced for Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in Porto Cervo

    Posted: 28th March 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The 12th edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with title sponsor Loro Piana, is scheduled to take place in Porto Cervo from 3 to 8 June and looks set to be more thrilling and competitive than ever with 24 superyachts currently pre-enrolled. Owners who wish to join the fleet, including simply for the Rendez-vous aspect, have until 2 May to register.
  • Capri Classica - First Regatta Purely for Classic Schooners

    Posted: 13th March 2019 | Written by: Federico Göttsche Bebert

    The Capri Classica - the first ever regatta purely for classic schooners - will take place from 8-12 May, just before Capri Rolex Sailing Week. With a unique format and optimised courses, The Capri Classica is the first round of the International Schooner Association’s 2019 Schooner Cup Series, followed by the Monaco Classic Week (11-15 September) and Les Voiles de Saint Tropez (26 September- 6 October).
  • International Maxi Association Launches New Mediterranean Inshore Series

    Posted: 13th March 2019 | Written by: Maria Luisa Farris

    This year the International Maxi Association celebrates its 40th anniversary with the introduction of its new Mediterranean Maxi Inshore Challenge. Unlike the offshore circuit, the MMIC will run over a calendar year, kicking off with the Real Club Nautico de Palma’s Sail Racing PalmaVela in May, concluding in October with Les Voiles de St Tropez.
  • Benetti Launches Second 100m Superyacht of the Season

    Posted: 7th February 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    On Tuesday, Italian shipyard Benetti successfully launched FB272, the second vessel to demonstrate its jaw-dropping new 100m+ yacht building capabilities. Less than two months after their launch of superyacht FB277, the second of the three "giga" yachts to be revealed has an entirely unique profile and impressive dimensions made to the owner's designs.
  • The NZ Millennium Cup has Crowned a Winner

    Posted: 5th February 2019 | Written by: Isla McKechnie

    NZ Marine race day of the eleventh NZ Millennium Cup has drawn to a close and Tawera has been crowned the winner.
  • Roaring through the Bay: Racing Starts at the NZ Millennium Cup

    Posted: 31st January 2019 | Written by: Isla McKechnie

    The first day of racing, Orams Marine Race day, at the NZ Millennium Cup saw battles for the line, quick trips up the rigging and a forced withdrawal in a day of dramatic racing.
  • Anticipating the First Superyacht Regatta of 2019

    Posted: 22nd January 2019 | Written by: Isla McKechnie

    From the first country in the world to see the sun each day, comes the first superyacht regatta of 2019. The New Zealand Millennium Cup kicks off 30 January in the natural obstacle course of the Bay of Islands and will be raced this year under the ORC Superyacht Rule.
  • RC44 Regatta Sails into Porto Montenegro

    Posted: 17th January 2019 | Written by: Danilo Kalezic

    The 44Cup Porto Montenegro (10-14th April) will be hosted by world-renowned superyacht marina, Porto Montenegro. This prestigious tour of one design boats, taking place during the second week of April, brings together sailing and business, allowing amateur helmsmen to compete with the world’s top sailors in some of the world’s most beautiful locations.
  • Burma Boating Acquires Solar Catamaran for Charters in the Mergui Archipelago

    Posted: 10th January 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Burma Boating, a sailing firm owned by Myanmar tourism trailblazers Memories Group, has unveiled the latest acquisition to its fleet – the S55, a 16.7m solar powered yacht, which will offer expeditions around the Mergui Archipelago from January 2019.
  • Régates Royales de Cannes Confirmed for September 2019

    Posted: 20th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The 41st edition of the Régates Royales de Cannes is scheduled for next September, from 21 through 28. The city of Cannes and the Yacht Club de Cannes (the event organizer) will once again welcome the world’s best classic yachts to the stunning bay of the Côte d’Azur.
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  • IGY Sete Marina in the South of France Officially Open

    Posted: 29th July 2019 | Written by: Kay Mellinger

    IGY Marinas is thrilled to announce the official opening of IGY Sète Marina located in the south of France. IGY Marinas worked closely with the Sète Port Authority to create their newest and most advanced superyacht facility in the Mediterranean.
  • New Yachting Businesses Arrive in Porto Montenegro

    Posted: 26th July 2019 | Written by: Danilo Kalezic

    Monte Carlo Yachts, Beneteau, Sunreef Yachts recently opened offices in Porto Montenegro. These new openings strengthen the marina’s position as the Med’s all-around yachting cornerstone with the 60 units of ground floor retail made up of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops.
  • IGY Yacht Haven Grande Marina Receives TYHA Platinum Accreditation

    Posted: 24th July 2019 | Written by: Kay Mellinger

    IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande Marina in St. Thomas, USVI has become the first North American marina to be awarded Gold Anchor ‘Platinum’ Level accreditation from The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA). Yacht Haven Grande Marina caters to the largest superyachts in the world (up to 600ft’ / 182m) providing bespoke services for this unique market segment.
  • METSTRADE Partners with Water Revolution Foundation

    Posted: 21st July 2019 | Written by: Sigrid van der Wel

    METSTRADE, the world’s largest B2B platform for the leisure marine equipment industry, is proud to support Water Revolution Foundation as the non-profit’s first strategic trade show partner. Water Revolution Foundation’s mission is to drive sustainability in the superyacht industry through collaboration and innovation.
  • Future of Superyachts Conference 2019 in Palma

    Posted: 12th July 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Quaynote Communications has partnered with the Islander magazine based in Palma to jointly produce the Future of Superyachts, a one day conference in Palma de Mallorca on Tuesday 15th October 2019, exploring international and regional developments in the superyacht industry.
  • IMO Tier III (NOx) Regulations: Are you ready for 2021?

    Posted: 8th July 2019 | Written by: Marquip

    The year 2021 is a big one for our industry. The new IMO Tier III regulations will come into force for all vessels above 24 metres with a combined propulsion power of more than 750 kW and/or generator engines above 129 bkW, and which have had their keel laying after 1 January 2021.
  • The Decree Regulating Yacht Anchorage & Stopping in French Waters

    Posted: 3rd July 2019 | Written by: Thierry Voisin

    Further to recent updates on the decree regulating yacht anchorage and stopping in French waters, ECPY has provided a full translation of the text. The decree heralds a major turning point in France's policy on the economics of yachting and boating in the Mediterranean and will allow French maritime authorities to regulate the anchoring of ships under a range of conditions.
  • Fraser Yachts Acquired by MarineMax

    Posted: 3rd July 2019 | Written by: Abbey Heimensen

    MarineMax, Inc., the largest US recreational boat and yacht retailer, has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of the Fraser Yachts Group from the Italian Azimut/Benetti Group. Additionally, MarineMax has strengthened its formidable relationship with the Azimut/Benetti Group, in becoming exclusive dealer for the Benetti Class of yachts in North America.
  • Penningtons Manches & Thomas Cooper Complete Merger

    Posted: 3rd July 2019 | Written by: Annemarie Lopez

    Penningtons Manches and Thomas Cooper have confirmed the completion of the merger of the two firms and trading has begun for the newly combined business, Penningtons Manches Cooper. The merger brings together the firms' complementary areas of expertise in international litigation and arbitration, building on the recent rapid growth of Penningtons Manches’ commercial disputes practice and the significant experience gained by Thomas Cooper through its work in shipping and commodities.
  • Summer Promotions at Cesme Marina in Izmir

    Posted: 30th June 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Kicking off the summer season, C&N Marinas is shining a light on its award-winning Cesme Marina in Izmir, south west Turkey, with a series promotions for annual berth holders and visiting yachts.
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  • Péjout Marine Services To Unveil New 'Green' Fire Extinguisher at Marina High Tech

    Posted: 2nd May 2018 | Written by: Muriel Pénoty

    At a time when everyone is concerned about the environment, Péjout Marine Services goes one step further. For its participation to the Marina High Tech Show (MHT18) which will take place on May 24 and 25 2018 at Villeneuve Loubet in the South of France, the firefighting, security and lifesaving specialist has sought out an ecological product to exhibit.
  • DMS Holland to Develop Stabilisers for Fast-Planing Yachts

    Posted: 26th March 2018 | Written by: Monique Caminada-Kolkman

    Following the successful development and subsequent launch to market of the electric roll damping system for yachts up to 30 metres, the MagnusMaster, DMS Holland has now started, in cooperation with Brabant Engineering, the development of a roll damping system for fast-planing yachts up to 30 metres.
  • Torqeedo and WhisperPower collaborate to develop DC Generator

    Posted: 22nd March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    To extend the range of a yacht or ship equipped with a Torqeedo Deep Blue Hybrid electric propulsion system, Torqeedo has, in close collaboration with WhisperPower, developed a 25 kW 350V DC variable speed diesel generator. This incredibly compact and silent generator is based on the Genverter principle that WhisperPower has successfully established on the worldwide market. The advanced power electronics of the Genverter ensure that the generator always operates at the most efficient speed so that fuel consumption, noise, vibration and exhaust emissions are minimised.
  • PETER Diving System: Made in Mallorca

    Posted: 5th January 2018 | Written by: Onboardonline

    PETER Diving System is the ultimate luxury water toy, ideal for charter guests who would like to dive but do not hold the required licences. This multi-user device is lightweight, compact and perfect for families who wish to dive together with their young children.
  • Boxfish 360: The Ultimate 360/VR Underwater Camera

    Posted: 20th October 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    What could be better than your charter guests being able to re-live their underwater experiences in a realistic way? Creating memories is the most important part of any trip and whether private or chartered every yacht owner and crew wants their guests to step off the boat with memories to cherish and share.
  • NAUTIQ: Yacht & Crew Information at Your Fingertips

    Posted: 5th September 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    During the forthcoming Monaco Yacht Show Oculus Technologies will launch its brand-new product solution NAUTIQ, a smart communication tool for yachts taking service and safety to the next level, while making tasks easier and more time efficient for crew. The NAUTIQ box uses your phone as a portal, so wherever you go on your journey you'll remain connected to the yacht's environment!
  • Oculus Technologies to Launch YachtEye 3.0 at MYS

    Posted: 23rd August 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As we approach the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show, Oculus Technologies celebrates seven years of innovation and creation. The company began as a small two-man operation with its first infotainment project on one superyacht and now has installations on over 60 vessels in multiple sectors, a new office and three new products on the way!
  • New Digital e-Pilot for Superyacht Crew

    Posted: 29th July 2017 | Written by: David Store Navigational Management

    e-Pilot by David Store Navigational Management is a new website designed specifically for superyacht crew, allowing you to create personalised cruising guides, annotate and make notes online, doing away with the need for bulky books on the bridge.
  • Navionics Cartography for Third Party Mobile Apps

    Posted: 19th July 2017 | Written by: Emma Maule

    Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, has released a software development kit (SDK) which enables iOS app developers to integrate their charts within third party mobile apps.
  • Radical Innovation of Sweden - Radinn's Wakejet

    Posted: 15th April 2017 | Written by: Karin Berner

    The Wakejet offers a new way to experience water sports, without the need of wind, waves or a boat. Wakejet means power without sound and speed without emissions and no need for oil change or maintenance.
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  • Life After Yachting

    Posted: 20th July 2019 | Written by: Jodie Clarke

    This article was inspired by a post in the Facebook Group, Palma Yacht Crew, that asked: “How do you know when you’ve had enough? And what do you plan on doing once back on land (aside from getting a dog, obviously)?” At the time of writing, this the post had 382 comments. As an ex-yachtie myself, I can totally sympathise!
  • Zero Emissions for all Vessels Ordered for UK Waters from 2025

    Posted: 12th July 2019 | Written by: British Marine

    The UK Government has announced that all new vessels for UK waters ordered from 2025 should be designed with zero-emission capable technologies, in ambitious plans set out by Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani, to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector.
  • WYCC on the Market for Yacht Crew Insurance

    Posted: 8th July 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Superyacht crew insurance has remained fairly static for years but recent changes in regulations in both Europe and the US have promoted a raft of new insurance plans with more flexible and more comprehensive cover. We spoke to Mathieu Henri of WYCC to get the latest on the insurance market for yacht crew.
  • Enhancing the Visitor Experience at Monaco Yacht Show 2019

    Posted: 30th June 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Monaco Yacht Show has started its countdown to the opening of the 29th edition which takes place from 25-28 September 2019 in Port Hercules. At a cocktail party last week under the terraces of Casino de Monte-Carlo, Gaëlle Tallarida, MD of MYS, unveiled the Show's latest plans to enhance the visitor experience.
  • Sea Shepherd Returns to the Med to Fight Against Illegal Fishing

    Posted: 25th June 2019 | Written by: Sea Shepherd Italy

    Thanks to the close collaboration and support of Aeolian Islands Preservation Fund and Smilewave Fund, Sea Shepherd continues to protect the Italian waters against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the South Tyrrhenian Sea. Operation Siso 2019 begins with the aim of protecting the delicate ecosystem of the Aeolian Islands from unreported and unregulated illegal fishing.
  • How Transparent is the Yacht Market?

    Posted: 25th June 2019 | Written by: Jonathan Browne

    I am a sales broker and I have been for many years so it's no surprise that I advocate appointing a broker to help you with buying a new or pre-owned boat/yacht. The reason is simple, it's what we do. We listen; we try to understand the factors that are important or even mandatory in a buying decision. But the market may not always be as transparent as you might think.
  • Join the Next Cogs4Cancer Bike Ride for Cancer Research!

    Posted: 23rd June 2019 | Written by: Jonathan Browne

    Billed as '8 countries in 8 days' the next Cogs4Cancer endurance bike ride is from Maastricht to Monaco from 4-12 October. The ride itself is quite challenging but it’s great fun, and we’re looking for more riders to join us!
  • Dee Caffari Shares MOB Ordeal to Raise Safety at Sea Awareness

    Posted: 13th June 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As a committed advocate for safety at sea, record-breaking yachtswoman Dee Caffari MBE has revealed details of her own shocking first-hand experience of falling overboard during the SoCal 300 offshore race, with the hope that her story will highlight the lessons learned for the benefit of other sailors.
  • Precedent-setting UK Court Case Rules Cargo Ship Unseaworthy

    Posted: 6th June 2019 | Written by: Nautilus Int.

    Nautilus has raised questions about the potential impact of a precedent-setting UK court case, which found that a ship was rendered unseaworthy by a deficient passage plan.
  • Yacht Security: Mediterranean Sea 2018- 2019

    Posted: 3rd June 2019 | Written by: Securewest International

    This maritime security report provides a summary of incidents that occurred in the Mediterranean Sea between June 2018 and May 2019, as well as risks that may affect yachts operating in the region. This assessment is based on relevant information currently available to Securewest International at the date of issue and represents our best judgment concerning the operational environment.
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